Brooke and Zae get the good oil

Horizon Year 9 students, Brooke Purdue and Zae Veitch and their teacher Denise Herreen, were invited to attend a three day National Olive Oil conference in Mildura last week The invitation was the prize for gaining a perfect judges score (participating in the Young Judges Competition) for judging the South Australian entries of EVOO at […]

Hart caps off top year

FAVOURABLE conditions and a positive outlook going into the tail end of the growing season buoyed numbers at the annual Hart Field Day last Tuesday (15 September), with almost 700 people attending the State’s premier cropping field day. A rolling program of 20 sessions throughout the day attracted farmers and industry personnel from across South […]

Ag conference targets youth

If you are young and like agriculture or food, the 2015 Agtastic conference is just the thing for you! The event, organised by Barossa YiAg (Young people In Agriculture) will be held this Friday, (September 18) from 2pm to 11pm at Murray Street Vineyard, Greenock. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Charity lambs hit huge highs

LAMB prices temporarily skyrocketed at Dublin last week, with some pens going for about double the average price, all for a good cause. Platinum Ag Services stock agent, Craig Barbary, had organised some local lambs to be auctioned at the market, with proceeds going towards the Motor Neurone Disease Foundation. Read the full story in […]

Canola seed updates at Hart

CANOLA trials are showing that seed size can impact crop establishment rates, early vigour and potentially grain yields according to Hart Field Day presenter, agronomist Rohan Brill. Mr Brill, a research and development agronomist with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries based in Wagga Wagga, will be one of the session presenters at […]

NRM opens itself up to community groups

COMMUNITY groups across Yorke Peninsula, the Mid North and Southern Flinders Ranges are being asked to think about what they want their children to inherit as a new Natural Resource Management Plan for Northern and Yorke region is developed. Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board Presiding Member Eric Sommerville said it was important the […]

School science boost

The Yorke Peninsula and Mid-North will share in $70,000 in State Government funding to establish science hubs aimed at promoting science and technology events in rural communities. Science and Information Economy Minister Gail Gago made the announcement today as part of National Science Week. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com